Gary Wolf (journalist)

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  • This article refers to the journalist and contributing editor for Wired magazine. For the novelist and creator of the Roger Rabbit universe, see Gary K. Wolf.

Gary Wolf is a writer and contributing editor at America's Wired magazine. Among his other Wired stories, Wolf is the author of "The Curse of Xanadu," about Ted Nelson and Project Xanadu,[1][2][3][4] and "The World According to Woz", about Steve Wozniak. Nelson has replied repeatedly to "The Curse of Xanadu", referring to Gary Wolf as "Gory Jackal" or simply "The Jackal." [5] [6] In a page commemorating its twentieth anniversary, he calls Wolf a "hate-filled fascist twerp". [7] Nelson says the matter is by no means over, and claims he is holding back a full-length video responding to the piece's "distortions, gratuitous insults, and in-depth nasties of the piece, if not outright lies."

In 2007, with Kevin Kelly,[8] Wolf co-founded the Quantified Self,[9] a collaboration of users and tool makers who share an interest in self-knowledge through self-tracking. In 2010, he spoke about the movement at TED.[10]


  • Aether Madness: An Offbeat Guide to the Online World, with Michael Stein (Peachpit Press, 1995)
  • Dumb Money: Adventures of a Day Trader, with Joey Anuff (Random House, 2000)
  • Wired – A Romance (Random House, 2003)

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  1. ^ Gary Wolf (June 1995). "The Curse of Xanadu". Wired magazine. Retrieved July 3, 2011. 
  2. ^ "What they say". Retrieved 2011-05-26. 
  3. ^ "Letters about "The Curse of Xanadu"". 2009-01-04. Retrieved 2011-05-26. 
  4. ^ "Errors in "The Curse of Xanadu," by Gary Wolf". 2010. Retrieved May 25, 2011. Errors in 'The Curse of Xanadu', by Gary Wolf 
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  8. ^ Wolf, Gary. "Quantified Self". Gary Wolf. Archived from the original on 2012-03-26. Retrieved 2012-03-26. 
  9. ^ Singer, Emily. "The Measured Life". MIT. Retrieved 2011-07-05. 
  10. ^ Wolf, Gary. "The quantified self". TED (conference). Retrieved 2012-03-26.